This is a help request to the T-Nation.
My step son is 10 years old and if his muscle power equalled his heart the boy would be powerhouse, not that he does not having his faults like we all do. The boy will soon be turning 11 and desperately wants to have a break out year in football this year but he continues to grow vertically and his strength is not there.
In matter of fact his 8 year sister took him down hard yesterday. He wants to be a end so it is not like he needs to be transformed to a interior lineman but he is going to have to get stronger and bigger. I believe in letting the children dictate their pace and I don't want to give him a program so hard that I run him off.
I am thinking about getting his some sandbags and tires and have him do some Litnotiv type of training. He can do this when i am not there to supervise him and considering his interest in UFC I figure the bags would be a fun thing for him.
Nutrition - I am getting his mom familiar with Berardi concepts to help out there. Also I plan on old school peanut butter and milk.
i was wondering what thoughts or advice would T-Nation members have. I am very open mind and want the best for this kid. His bio dad only gives him stories on how great he once was so I accept the responsiblity for "man" building. Maybe one day my stepson will value what I am trying to do for him.